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Archives for August 2015

Book Review – In Bitter Chill, by Sarah Ward

This is the second book on my summer reading list and one that fellow blogger Maddy, from Writing Bubble also read as part of an on-line book club. In Bitter Chill is a classic mystery story, centered around the abduction of two girls in a quiet Derbyshire town in 1978. One of those girls, Rachel ... READ the POST

Time to brighten up our family living space

It's been five years since we moved in to our house. An extensive amount of work went in to renovating the property, resulting in us having to refit almost the entire downstairs space. Of course, I didn't complain about it because for the first time in my life I was allowed to choose a new kitchen! ... READ the POST

Encouraging your children to read

Juggling work and the school holidays has thrown me and I haven't kept up to my usual Friday Fiction post. Apologies for that. What I did want to get around to writing about though, was an article I read in the Times about getting children to read. This article struck a cord with me because it ... READ the POST

7 ways to manage close together children’s birthdays

Today I welcome Adam Barrett, kid's party planning expert from Snozzcumber.com, to talk about how you can plan and manage your children's birthday parties when they come close together. Over to you Adam... Whether you're bringing up an only child or have five little bundles of joy to look after, ... READ the POST

The Rise of the Selfie Pout

I feel like everywhere I turn at the moment, I see photos of teenage girls, long hair swept to one side, head slightly tilted and mouth shaped in a seductive pout. They're all at it, even my daughter and her friends have started doing it. Any chance they have and they're taking pictures of ... READ the POST

Friday Fiction – The Dust That Falls From Dreams – Louis De Berniere Book Review

As it is the first Friday of the month, I am opening my Friday Fiction slot to invite other bloggers to link up any fiction and book review posts. This is a great way to find recommendations for what to read and just to enjoy some quality fiction work. I hope you can join me. I must have inherited ... READ the POST

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